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lay·er

layer

 
 
pronunciation:
leI r
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thickness of something that is spread over a surface.
All the furniture had a thin layer of dust on it.
synonyms:
blanket, coat, covering
similar words:
application, coating, mantle, sheet, shell
definition 2: a section of something that alternates with a different material from top to bottom.
The cake had four layers with icing between them.
similar words:
band, bed, level, story, tier
definition 3: a chicken that lays eggs.
These hens are good layers.
similar words:
hen